Useful Resources

Think Brain Health Check-in 

Alzheimer's Research UK has launched a digital tool to help individuals reduce their risk of dementia in later life. It asks a series of questions about  behaviours that have proven to impact the brain and offers tips on how to improve brain health.

Dementia Digital Health App: Memory Lane Games

Memory Lane Games is an app to help with reminiscences, aiming to improve lives affected by Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It can be mirrored to a smart TV to be used as a fun quiz and is a gentle way to start conversations, so please have a go.

MS-UK Support Services

MS-UK is a national charity supporting people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live healthier and happier lives. 

The charity offers a variety of services such as the MS-UK helpline, which is there to provide emotional support and share relevant information about symptoms, treatments, lifestyle choices and more. The helpline is available to carers and professionals and open from Monday to Friday, 10am until 4pm. Please telephone 0800 783 0518 or email info@ms-uk.org

Support for Managers

The Skills for Care website has a wealth of information to support Managers. Check out their introductory modules and webinars, covering a range of topics, and the Local and Deputy Manager Networks. The website offers advice on CQC inspections and includes guidance on managerial development, managing people and managing a service. There are resources on how to support equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and there is also a useful wellbeing guide and advice line for help with recruitment, leadership and CQC expectations.  

Don't forget to claim funding for the introductory modules for managers and digital learning for CQC inspection preparation through the Workforce Development Fund. Visit our website for more information.

Person-centred care for older people in care homes

This resource, created by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, helps providers and managers develop a personalised approach to care in their homes.

Arts in Care Homes

This resource offers care workers practical ideas on how to get care home residents more engaged in arts.

Falls Prevention and Post Falls Care

Visit the SWASFT website for some helpful resources on falls, including general advice and post falls assessment and guidance.

Another quick and useful guide can be found on the SCIE website.

Good Record Keeping 

The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman receive a large number of complaints in relation to the records held by care providers.

Check out this guide to keeping comprehensive and accurate records to ease distress and ensure compliance with regulations. 

Oral Health

Some useful resources from Knowledge Oral Healthcare, designed to help care workers maximise the oral health and wellbeing of those living in care homes.

Blue Light Card

Register today to get access to a range of online and high street discounts. Available to all social care staff, the cost is £4.99 for a two year membership.

Childcare Choices

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could be entitled to Government help with childcare costs

Smart Technology in Care Homes

Explore these resources for help in setting up and using Alexa devices, covering activities like playing music, and setting reminders. Access a variety of materials, including e-learning modules, step-by-step instruction leaflets and privacy posters.

You can use these resources online, in print or listen to them in audio format, with options in multiple languages. For a personalised touch, customise them by adding pictures and then print for a uniquely tailored experience. 

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